The Destruction of the European Jews
  • May 11, 2003
    1426 p., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4

    ISBN: 9780300095579
  • Cloth: $200.00 tx
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The Destruction of the European Jews

Third Edition

  • Raul Hilberg


“This is a monumental work. Through his careful research Hilberg has made an enduring contribution to Holocaust scholarship.”—Nechama Tec, author of Defiance: The Bielski Partisans and In the Lion’s Den: The Life of Oswald Rufeisen

"A scholarly achievement of enormous range and power, brought up to date in every way. This is a publication that every library of any size should own. Highly recommended."—Choice

“Probably the single most important work ever published in the field of Holocaust studies. . . . In this latest edition Hilberg has added about 80,000 words of new material—the contents of an average 300-page book. In particular, he has drawn on crucial material made available in various eastern European countries and Russia since the fall of communism and the opening of heretofore closed archives. The result is a scholarly accomplishment of enormous range and power, brought up to date in every way. Highly recommended.”—Choice

“[Hilberg’s narrative] reveals, methodically, fully, and clearly, the development of both the technical and psychological process; the machinery and mentality whereby one whole society sought to isolate and destroy another, which, for centuries, had lived in its midst.”—H. R. Trevor-Roper, Commentary

“The completion of this monumental new edition, a landmark in the history of the Holocaust, is a tribute to its author’s determination, investigatory skill and ability to make sense of it all. . . . Extensively rewritten, this new edition seems certain to set the framework for reflection on its subject for decades to come. . . . No other work gives such a complete and awesome sense of the Nazis’ Final Solution. . . . No single book has contributed more, even to its critics, to an understanding of Nazi genocide. In its originality, scope and seriousness of theme, this is one of the great historical works of our time.”—Michael R. Marrus, Times Literary Supplement